Leading Nonprofit, Millionaire Mastermind Academy, to Host Diversity in Finance Economic Empowerment Fireside Chat, July 17 

The virtual event is part of an ongoing program 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 27, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On July 17, the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, a leading nonprofit organization addressing  the barriers to opportunity for underrepresented businesses, will host an  economic empowerment “Diversity in Finance” Fireside Chat. The virtual  event is part of an ongoing program and is sponsored by Blaylock Van, LLC,  the nation’s longest-continuously operating Black-owned investment firm. 

The economic empowerment program is designed for minority female  entrepreneurs and senior-level professionals interested in strengthening  diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) outreach. Speakers include Eric  Standifer, President and CEO of Blaylock Van; Dr. Velma Trayham, CEO and  founder of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy and Thinkzilla Consulting;  and Trisha Oreta, Senior Vice President, of Blaylock Van. The Diversity in  Finance Fireside chat will share innovative best practices, resources, and  opportunities for minorities to succeed in the financial services industry. 

“Blaylock Van is committed to empowering, educating, and providing  opportunities for minority female business owners and professionals, and  diversity, equity, and inclusion will always be a core component of our  work. Partnering with leading organizations such as the Millionaire  Mastermind Academy helps our firm reach more underserved populations and  provide critical resources,” Standifer said. 

In the financial services industries, progress on gender diversity and other DE&I initiatives has been slow, but more organizations are  recognizing the value of working with diverse suppliers, building a diverse  workforce, and taking steps to improve. 

“Diversity is not only good for business, but also the right thing to do,  and to achieve true diversity in the financial services industry requires  collective action. This is why we serve thousands of underserved and  excluded populations annually with resources, tools and technical  assistance programs to move forward and create more meaningful  opportunities,” added Dr. Trayham. “We are thrilled to expand our  partnership with Blaylock Van, which offers economic impact for diverse  women and for the industry as a whole.” 

Since its inception in 2017, the Millionaire Mastermind Academy has served  more than 8,000 individuals and has led successful programs directing more  than $100 million in economic activity into underserved communities. 

Awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships and issued more than $50,000 in  seed funding. Thanks to title sponsors including JPMorgan Chase & Co.,  Truist Bank, American Landmark Apartments, Country Financial, and Blaylock  Van, among others. 

In addition, Millionaire Mastermind Academy provides engagement models for  corporations and government entities interested in strengthening DEI or ESG  goals by engaging underserved populations. 

To register for the Diversity In Finance event, visit  eventbrite.com/e/diversity-in-finance-fire-side-chat-empowering-women-entrepreneurs-registration-661381930157 

For more information: millionairemastermindacademy.org 

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